DIMAPUR, JUNE 21: The Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CNCCI) have decried the relentless multiple taxations imposed on the State’s business community by various Naga factions and demanded all NPGs to immediately refrain from such taxation.
“…the business community is at loss and greatly disheartened that instead of joining hands and help each other in collective fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the scenario is totally different when it comes to multiple taxations which has been going on relentlessly as before”, it said in a press release.
The CNCCI said in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic the business community and daily wage earners of Nagaland has been mostly hit hard from economic point of view. Despite being pushed to the edge, the business community has put up a brave front in this fight assisting the law enforcing agencies, administration, and Government in every possible manner as most of the District Chambers of Commerce are part of every District Task Force in fight against COVID-19, it reminded.
Citing the recent press release by the Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) on the huge amount of transportation tax by various NNPGs and other form of taxation leading to price rise in most parts of Nagaland, as well as the Mokokchung Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) flagging taxation and extortion issue in public domain, the CNCCI said it had received similar complaints from various other districts and has taken serious cognizance of the issue.
On the issue of price rise, CNCCI asked the public to raise question to the Government and NNPGs and not always direct to the business community, who, it claimed, themselves are at the receiving end.
“One can easily judge the plight of a businessman when even the COVID fund are not being spared from taxation as alleged by Mr. K T Sukhalu, Advisor, who is no lesser ranked than Cabinet in the present Government having all the resources and manpower of the State at his command expressing helplessness. Hence, the CNCCI wonders whether the Government has become so helpless as business community and demands that the multiple taxation should be immediately brought to check.”
The CNCCI made it clear that the business community is hit hard by the pandemic from livelihood and economic point of view struggling to survive and persistent multiple taxation at this juncture is nothing but sucking business community dry to death.
The CNCCI demanded all NPGs to immediately refrain from such taxation activities and put humanity first.
(Page News Service)